Congratulations Ann Maree, Eccles’ new mental health champion

Eccles’ commitment to mental health in a post-covid landscape

We are delighted to announce that Ann Maree Neville is now a fully qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA), having completed an online Mental Health First Aid Adult Course set by Black Country Mental Health.

Ann Maree, 24, has been with Eccles for eight months, joining as a Sales Executive.

A popular member of the team, Ann Maree has been quick to understand the pressures of working in a post-covid landscape, wanting to provide support for any colleagues who may need assistance looking after their personal wellbeing.

This led her to Black Country Mental Health and the opportunity to be a wellbeing champion on behalf of Eccles.

Having successfully completed the online course she is now able to offer non-judgemental support and encourage team members to talk about any physical or emotional issues they may have.

‘The industry we are in tends to be very male-centric, which traditionally means that many men are reluctant to talk about the negative feelings they may have.

‘I’ve learned that it is so important not to bottle up these feelings, and I’m delighted that Eccles is an open and receptive place for positive change and employee wellbeing.’

Who are Black Country Mental Health?

Black Country Mental Health is a mental health charity that aims to improve, promote and enhance a better quality of life for people living across the Black Country affected by poor mental health.

The charity wants mental health to be openly discussed and supported, and believes in zero stigma surrounding mental health.

Through training and campaigning, it aims to equip people with the skills they need to support their own and others’ wellbeing.

Its courses empower people to notice signs of mental ill health, and encourage them to break down barriers, listen in a non-judgemental way, and signpost to support for recovery.


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